Bedlam: London and its Mad

by Catharine Arnold

Bedlam: London and its Mad Author Catharine Arnold
File size 4 Mb
Year 2015
Pages 566
Language English
File format EPUB
Category History

Book Description:

Bedlam! The very name conjures up graphic images of naked patients chained among filthy straw, or parading untended wards deluded that they are Napoleon or Jesus Christ. We owe this image of madness to William Hogarth, who, in plate eight of his 1735 Rakes Progress series, depicts the anti-hero in Bedlam, the latest addition to a freak show providing entertainment for L



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